North Korea has always been a maverick Marxist-Leninist regime, following a distinctly nationalist path. Having survived both the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and the collapse of the USSR, don't expect it to collapse any time soon, said Charles Armstrong, professor of history at Columbia University.
The Im Program of Korean Christianity of the Center for Korean Studies is pleased to announce the annual prize for the best term papers or research papers on Korean Christianity.
Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Doctoral Student Fellowship
UCLA Professor Burglind Jungmann, a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, speaks about her work and Rubens's drawing, "Man in Korean Costume," on exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
According to anthropologist John Cho, single gay men in South Korea retreated from gay life in the wake of the 1997 Asian banking crisis and began to concentrate on making money, while married gay men became much more active in the gay community.
Abuses against children, political prisoners and families among the topics addressed
The field of Korean Buddhism, which has a nearly 1,700-year history, has opened up to Western scholars and students with the release of the first comprehensive collection of Korean Buddhist works to be published in any European language.
Mercy Corps operations director urges prompt action to ease North Korean food crisis.
UCLA Center for Korean Studies and The Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo Endowment for Contemporary Korean Studies launches new lecture series that aims to bring prominent speakers to campus to share their expertise on current issues of great interest to both Korean-Americans and non-Koreans.
Professor John Duncan leads innovative program to enhance Korean Studies teaching and learning south of the border.
Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and a leading light on pre-modern Korea, Duncan has lived comfortably in two cultures since the late 1960s. Duncan is receiving the Korea Foundation Award in Seoul for a lifetime of contributions to Korean studies worldwide.